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Hillingdon Prince

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here- i was on a business trip that required weird hours to access where i needed to go and the Hillingdon was ideal for this. I took the upgraded room in one of the outside annex's and it was an excellent move. I could come and go at leisure in the middle of the night without disturbing anyone. The rooms were a bit small but perfect for my needs- it was modern through out with a small but well appointed and modern bathroom. It also included a small kitchenette with fridge microwave and kettle. The staff were extremely helpful throughout. I was a little unimpressed with the dinner menu and i was immediately recommended the Queens head 5 minutes down the road, which also give you a 10% discount if you are staying at the Hillingdon. The staff seem keen to answer all my questions and were quick to point out the best ways to do things for example where can i find a barber- i was given excellent directions and even tips on where to park. The breakfast was good and served quickly- which is always important. Local amenities are close by- you are 5 minutes from a high street with loads of shops and a Tesco metro, and only 5 minutes from the hospital by foot. All in all- an excellent stay - when i need to go back to Reading i will stay there again

Stayed here during a conference, breakfast was nice and the room was grand! Most notably is the nice staff, always friendly! Even posted my lost charger to me no problem :) recommended by me, no bother.

We stayed here for one night before our son.s graduation at Reading University. Check in was good with friendly staff. Hotel has good parking although we used the bus from the town centre, bus stop is almost outside the hotel. We had a room on the ground floor which was nice and warm, room had a double bed but could only be accessed from one side. Bathroom was ok but no where to stand anything. We had booked the breakfast which was good.

I stayed in an economy double room, so this review is based on that. It was fine, clean and had everything you needed (also fridge and microwave). The bed was comfy and the room warm. The staff at the hotel were very nice, and the parking was good. It's an excellent "base" if that's what you're looking for, and I'd definitely stay again should the need arise. I'd make two points that could be improved. 1. My room had a fire door before the main door and about a square foot between them. As I was leaving the main door closed and locked behind me, I'd put the key card in my inside jacket pocket but, since the fire door opens inwards, I didn't have room to get it back out! Thankfully I was able to squeeze out but it struck me that if I were... A larger person, that could have been a less funny situation! 2. No little rack in the shower to put your shower gel or shampoo on. It's a minor thing but I think there's something quite depressing about putting them on the floor! All in all, very much enjoyed my stay and would recommend this hotel.

i have stayed here for 2 to 3 nights now and the customer service is great the night staff are really good my experience here has been more then great. all the staff a reallly freindly beds are really comfy the breakfast is really nice i give this place 10/10.

Looks can be deceiving the beds were rock solid noises left right and centre bedding had orange stains on it when we arrived. Very dusty. Studio room was the same as the normal rooms. Prices were all different yet all rooms were the same. Never staying there again.

Ideal location, easy to find, plenty of parking. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room large, well equipped with mini kitchen, clean and comfortable. Lounge spacious, bar well stocked but no draught beers (only lager). Prices reasonable, attentive service ( monitored from the reception).

My sister and I are two women,both over 60, and we stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in November. Our first room was in the annexe, up a flight of stairs, and was very run down. The wallpaper was peeling, the lace curtain needed an iron, there was no bedside lamp (I hate having to get out of bed to turn off the lights). We found the whole set-up strange as, although there is a restaurant in the hotel, this room had a microwave and utensils so clients can eat meals in the bedroom.. There was a large pine table in the room with one chair. Where do the other guests sit? There is tea and coffee making equipment but no glasses in the room to take tablets or simply have a glass of water. The television did not work and neither did the radiator so we were cold on the first night's stay. The sheets were clean, as was the room, just very shabby. The second night we were moved to a room in the main building and this was much improved, although we still did not have glasses in the bathroom. As we only paid £99 for the 2 nights we did not expect luxury and would have been happy to have stayed in the room in the main building for both nights. The staff were very pleasant and couldn't have been more helpful.

I have stayed here a number of times as close to reading university and the town. I book a standard room clean and comfortable. It is a 2 star hotel but the service is 5 star. Breakfast and bar meals are very good. I would recommend this hotel to those looking for a budget stay in a central location. Should also add wifi is very good and free

we had booked though a city breaks company a two day pass and overnight hotel stay on our first day having driven down from the midlands straight to the park we left the park and drove to the hotel it was dark by this time checked in we had two rooms for me and the wife and 1 for daughter and granddaughter on entering the rooms the seemed very basic but its only for 1 night and had book a restaurant in reading so change and out on return a drink in the bar as I had driven to eat I had the had to go to my daughters room as the sash window had no lock on it and was sliding down and it was a cold night in the morning thing came to light the duvet cover on my wife's was bed was ripped turning it over it was stained the cleanliness of the bath room was as you can see totally below par no curtains at the window just a broken blind that let light in as you can see why would you need a kitchen fridge and microwave cutlery this was the worst hotel room that we have ever stayed in on reporting this to the person on reception firstly said sorry we will give you free up grade on your next stay so asked why was this not offered on check in her reply was that a standard room had been booked by tour operator my daughter who says little said even a standard room has standards this had none.she never offered to check what we had said just I leave it to house keeping ? this is in the hands of operator who use this hotel

39 Christchurch Road Reading England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Reading
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

University of Reading is a short stroll from Hillingdon Prince, and other popular attractions like Oracle are within a mile (2 km). This 95-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Reading, it's also close to Reading Abbey Ruins and Madejski Stadium.


Start each morning off right with English breakfast served for a fee. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


The 95 rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of Hillingdon Prince enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 975 reviews